Judge Trump by his accomplishments, not his words

Trump speaks

I am getting the idea that many people are judging Donald Trump by his less-than-presidential...


Trump needs to be judged by words and actions

Trump Inauguration

The Jan. 17 letter to the editor from Susan Foss of Mountain Green states that we should judge President Trump for his accomplishments and not his words (“Judge Trump by his accomplishments, not his words”). My wife and I take an opposite view. Let us count the ways: 1. He mocks...

Standard Deviations

Davis County GOP party official needs to apologize for Facebook post

BZ 110816 Election Day Voting 05-4

Republicans might want to think about doing a better job of screening the local leadership.

National Commentary

The trouble with Medicaid work requirements

Medicaid Work Requirement-Kentucky

“Most people on Medicaid don't need to be told to work — because they already do,” writes Steve Chapman.

Our View

A legislative priority: Open, effective and enforceable Utah jail standards

SW 110217 Utah Jail Standards Press Conf 03

Utah lawmakers don’t have much time. No matter what else happens between now and March 22, they need to begin the process of replacing the sheriffs’ secret and ineffective jail standards.

Guest Commentary

Photographers. relax. You can shoot photos of cows right here in Utah

Food and Farm Undercover Videos

“Yes, out here in the gun-totin’, rootin’-tootin’ West, we don’t want our cows to be shot, even if it is with a camera. But our judges and the First Amendment, for the most part, are having none of it,” writes E. Kent Winward.

National Commentary

Autonomy, inclusion and the abortion debate

March for Life

The abortion debate falls along the American divide of autonomy and inclusion, writes Michael Gerson.


President Trump is not stupid or mentally unstable


Some liberal Democrats have latched onto the idea that President Trump is not only evil and shouldn’t have been elected, he’s not smart enough to be president nor is he mentally stable. They have been beating this drum for over a year, hoping desperately and working feverishly to prove...

Our View

Readers react: Federal employees, family members share 2013 shutdown experiences

APTOPIX Budget Battle-6

This story was compiled before the midnight EST deadline for Congress to pass a short-term spending bill to prevent a government shutdown. All quotes are verbatim. 

National Commentary

OTHER VOICES: Good luck fixin’ Facebook, Mr. Zuckerberg


The Dallas Morning News’ editorial board takes Mark Zuckerberg’s 2018 “personal challenge” with a big fat grain of salt. 


Where will older people find $1 a day to eliminate the federal debt?

Yellen Congress

Congratulations, Robert E. Nelson, that you are able to contribute an extra $100 a month to reduce the federal debt. You suggested everyone contribute a $1 a day to eliminate the federal debt (”If everyone contributed $1 a day, we could eliminate the federal debt,” Jan. 14). However,...

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